New Laws and Regulations Threaten Franchisee Profitability

DDIFO Working to Leverage Collective Strength to Protect Franchise Owners When this issue went to press, franchisees in New Jersey were looking at a possible 17 percent increase in the state’s minimum wage. In Florida, state regulators are auditing Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees to be sure they are complying with sales tax regulations. And in Illinois,…

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Plotwatt to Present to White House and DOE on Green Button Initiatives

DDIFO Sponsor Plotwatt, the Durham based Technology Company that provides energy management solutions to businesses and homeowners throughout the United States, has been invited to present its data, technology innovations, and results to the White House Office of Technology and the Department of Energy as part of the Green Button Initiative. The DOE’s Green Button…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Seek Greater Influence in Washington

John Motta has a passion for politics. The Chairman of the new Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Federal Political Action Committee (DDFO FedPAC) has never run for office, nor does he plan to. Motta operates a 20-store network in New Hampshire and Virginia; he’s been a Dunkin’ franchisee since 1980. But, his passion is quite evident when he talks about the political efforts for which he’s volunteered.

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Senate Votes to Repeal the 1099 Requirement for Business from Healthcare bill

Examiner.com reports that Small business cheered yesterday as a bi-partisan vote in the Senate took place to repeal the 1099 requirement that was placed into the massive Healthcare bill passed last year. This requirement had been seen as a massive ‘tax’ on both people, and small businesses as it would have required anyone performing any transaction equaling or exceeding $600.00 to issue a 1099 form as part of the process.

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Legislative Update January 28, 2011

As the 112th Congress begins to address its legislative agenda, government agencies are busy issuing regulations to enforce the new laws passed last year. From health care to ADA enforcement, regulatory agencies are forcing their way to the front of the political stage. This bulletin is brought to you by Misty Chally , the Executive Director of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA)Please be aware of the following issues affecting franchisees across the country

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House Vote to Revoke Health Care Law

On January 12th, and as one of its first acts in Congress, the newly-elected U.S. House of Representatives will vote to repeal the health care bill. For the newly elected Members of Congress, this will likely be the first time that they hear from their constituents. Let them know that you would like to repeal the Health Care Bill.

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Small Businesses Closely Watching Tax Cut Debate

David KLightman writes in McClatchy Newspapers that Lonny and Robin Kocina started their business in the laundry room of their house more than 20 years ago, and they now employ about 45 people. However, they worry that Washington lawmakers are about to stifle their effort to keep their business growing. House Minority Leader John Boehner said Sunday he is willing to back tax cuts only for the middle class if that’s the only option he’s got – though he emphasized it would be “bad policy,” and that he wants Bush-era cuts extended for everyone.

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Join Fellow Franchisees in our Nation’s Capital

Launched in 2007, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations ( CFA) works, “to leverage the collective strengths of franchisee associations for the benefit of the franchisee community.” At the CFA, we have been promoting our Second Annual CFA Day Forum. The Forum is a three-day event in Washington, DC that brings franchisees across many different brands and their vendor business partners together to network; discuss business tactics and best practices; and to actively participate in government relations through meetings with members of Congress.

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